In a roundup of beer news, 13 breweries win Good Food Awards for sustainability; Colorado Trump protest beer gains additional support; Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors cut back Montana barley contracts; and Michigan builds a biodigester to treat Founders wastewater.
In a round-up of beer news, Belgian beer is recognized as cultural heritage; White Labs Asheville begins production, New Holland brews lager with heirloom barley; and 2016 is a record year for US hop growers.
With summer’s long days and short nights, gardens pop with its colorful, flavorful bounty. Vegan and designed with nutrition and wellness in mind, these two salads are easy to make ahead for an outdoor picnic, potluck, or camping retreat.
Set foot inside Riverbend Malt House in Asheville, N.C., and it’s clear that the maltster has a similar role to the brewer’s. While employees who work at large malt houses may see grain move at the push of a button, at Riverbend much is still human-powered.
The world produced over 134 million metric-tons of barley between 2011 and 2012. But up to 95 percent of the world’s barley is susceptible to a variety of a fungal disease called stem rust that was discovered in Uganda in 1999. Dubbed Ug99, it has spread across East Africa and up into the Middle East.
Guinness: It’s the classic Dry Irish Stout. Not that strong, and, well, dry. A beer characterized by the use of roasted barley for color and flavor. A beer that’s been unchanged since God wore short trousers. Or has it?
Adverse growing conditions impact the Canadian barley crop; archaeological site provides oldest evidence of brewing in France; non-alcoholic Weissbier’s health benefits; New Century Brewing closes; and Charles Koch Jr. passes away at 88.
What started as “a tiny shop under a tarp lean-to in downtown Bamberg,” is now the world’s largest organic malt producer, supplying more than 80 different types of malts to clients in 115 countries—and they’re still evolving.
When you boil it all down, beer is little more than four simple ingredients—malt, hops, water and yeast. Join us as we explore these humble components in a two-part series taking it all back to basics.
Whether used as a sweet and earthy backbone in otherwise crisp, hoppy German Pilsners, or as the center of attention in rich bocks and robust Scotch Ales, malt brings more than sugar for alcohol conversion to the world’s best beers.